An MLB-ready outfield prospect could be a factor in center field for the Rockies.
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Estevan Florial, 23, is the Yankees #10 prospect, per MLB.com. He also made his MLB debut with the Yankees in 2020 but he hasn’t played at Triple-A or even Double-A yet. However, he is projected to start the season in Triple-A. The outfielder, who has the vast majority of his minor league play in center field, is best defensively and he is also fast, which would play well in Coors Field. His weakest tool is his hit tool but his power is above average.
MLB.com says that if he can refine his plate discipline and baserunning acumen, he could easily be a 30-30 guy. Every MLB team can use that in a player.
The final player is Gio Urshela, who was also in Bowden’s proposal. He is a really good defensive third baseman and he always has been. However, the bat was last to develop but once he joined the Yankees (he previously was in Cleveland and Toronto), it made him one of the top ten third basemen in baseball. Since joining the Yankees, he has an OPS+ of 133 in 175 games. MLB Network ranked Urshela as the 9th-best third baseman in baseball entering the 2021 season.
This would be a fair deal for the two teams, in our opinion … but, in the wake of the return for the Nolan Arenado trade, the Yankees would likely balk at the idea of this.
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